08 May 2011

A Tender Touch

It's been a while since I've posted, simply because Vera continues to struggle with mucus and test our endurance in managing it.

As long as this continues, she'll be less than happy and fusses most of the time.

Yet draggy days still hold some special moments.

On one of my park walks with Vera, we encountered a young Burmese woman, working in Singapore as a domestic helper.

When she saw Vera, she automatically held her hand in hers and started stroking it with such tenderness. I was taken aback at the show of love from a complete stranger. In Singapore, such openness in affection between strangers is rare. We have lots to learn from our friends from lesser developed countries about compassion.